ECMS 6-1 Weekly Update: August 12th, 2016

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Happy Friday, August 12th, 6-1 Families!

Interim reports were handed out in Homeroom today.  Please review these reports with your student, sign on the signature line and return on Monday morning.  Students now have access and directions for how to check their grades in PowerSchools so they should start checking their grades a few times a week.

Teachers have missing work lists posted outside their rooms by student number.  Students are encouraged to check those lists often to see if they are missing any work.  Please encourage your student to turn in any missing work as soon as possible.  In PowerSchools, missing work is indicated by the symbol of a gold square next to the assignment.  See the bottom of the PowerSchools reports for a key to what each symbol means.

Next Friday, August 19th is our 1st Early Release day.  On Early Release days, students dismiss at 11:45am so please plan your transportation accordingly.  Students will have their 4 core classes and lunch.  No electives will be held on Early Release days.

School pictures are scheduled for Tracks 1, 3 & 4 for Monday, August 29th.  More information will be coming home soon.

CORE Updates

Math 6/6+ (Mr. Hayes) –  Students will continue reviewing Decimal Operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) with word problems. A Unit 3 Quiz is scheduled for Tuesday, August 16th. The Unit 3 Study Guide will be completed as whole class activity.  A Unit 4 Test is scheduled for Thursday, August 18th.

Compact Math Class (Mr. Hayes) – Students should see Mr. Hayes to discuss quiz and test timeline expectations.

Science (Ms. Haynie) – Students will continue exploring Plate Tectonics through learning about earthquakes and volcanoes next week.  An in-class, partner project “A Volcano Resume” will be given out on Monday, August 15th.  Students will have time to work on it in class and will be due on Wednesday, August 24th.  A test on Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes will take place on Friday, August 26th.  Both the project and the test will be major grades.

And thank you to all who were able to donate to our Graham Slam lab for today.  The students loved it!

Social Studies (Mr. Miller) – Please use my website to locate any missing homework, you can print off many homework sheets from there. Next week we will begin doing the geography of varying countries all over the world. We will have a test (major grade) on Friday, August 26th on Geography. We will be preparing for it over the next 2 weeks.

ELA (Mrs. Gilliland) – Next week, we will focus on questioning the text and reading to discover answers to readers’ questions. In our SCOPE lessons, we will continue to focus on punctuation conventions. Buzz Letter #2 is due Friday, August 19.


As always, please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback.

Have a great weekend!

Lauren Haynie (

Chad Miller (

Mike Hayes (

Margaret Gilliland (